PORSCHE DESIGN – Chronograph 718 Cayman GT4 RS

PORSCHE DESIGN – Chronograph 718 Cayman GT4 RS

Your track tool for the wrist.

Who gets to define what is rational? Who decides how far is too far? Where the limits are? And who says that, now and then, you can’t go beyond them.

Porsche has found answers to all of these questions in the 718 Cayman GT4 RS. It is far more than just a sports car. It is a razor-sharp track tool with a design and lightweight concept that comes directly from the race track. Rational? Not always. Perfect? Always. Just like the symbiosis between the track tool on the tarmac and the one on your wrist. The Chronograph 718 Cayman GT4 RS from Porsche Design: up for any challenge, no matter how fast, and exclusively reserved for owners of a 718 Cayman GT4 RS.

From zero to perfectly irrational in split seconds.

The core principle behind the 718 Cayman GT4 RS is that less is more – at least if we’re talking about weight. That is why it has been made using components that are not only extremely durable but also incredibly light. The durable, high-tech material titanium was chosen for the connecting rod of the unit and the roll cage of the Weissach package. This lightweight concept with performance character can also be found in the Chronograph 718 Cayman GT4 RS. Its case is finished in the same lightweight and durable material. In its interior, the COSC-certified WERK 01.200 with flyback function, which combines start, stop and reset in one process, is at work – as it should be for a precise companion on the race track. The pushers on the Chronograph are engraved with ‘Start/Stop’ and ‘Reset’ to match their function.

Just as the airbox in the interior of the 718 Cayman GT4 RS can be seen from the outside, the Werk of the Chronograph can be viewed through its sapphire crystal back. The glass, that also covers the dial, features sevenfold anti-glare properties on both sides, prevents reflections and ensures optimum readability so that the wearer can see important information at a glance. An additional hard coating ensures durability.

The wheels of the 718 Cayman GT4 RS transfer the power of the engine to the road. In the Chronograph, the winding rotor’s central function is to generate power. Therefore, it is only consequent that its design is inspired by the wheels of the RS sports car. The winding rotor is available in different colours, just like the vehicle configuration, and is finished with a striking central lock with ‘RS’ logo.

The strap with ‘GT4 RS’ debossing is based on the interior of the sports car. Like the seats, it is made out of genuine Porsche vehicle leather and combined with sporty Race-Tex. Decorative stitching made of genuine Porsche vehicle thread in Arctic Grey completes the watch strap and matches the car interior.

What does your personal top performance look like?

The Chronograph 718 Cayman GT4 RS is equipped with an applied, coloured ring on the dial in the colour Arctic Grey and, as expected for a Porsche Design timepiece, a matt black, optimally readable dial. It is based on the rev counter of the GT sports car, as are the yellow hands for the Chronograph seconds and the Chronograph counters. The running seconds disc is embellished with a ‘GT4 RS’ logo and a chequered flag, making it immediately clear that this Chronograph was inspired by the race track.

The engineers at the Porsche Development Centre in Weissach looked at it as well. A place where everything is demanded from the GT sports cars to bring them that little bit closer to perfection – exactly the way that Porsche Design rigorously puts watches on the test stand in Solothurn; home of the Porsche Design Timepieces watch manufactory. When opting for the Weissach package for your car, customers can select the same for the matching timepiece: The Chronograph 718 Cayman GT4 RS with Weissach package captivates with its new, sporty dial made from carbon fibre – a material that has been frequently applied in the interior and exterior of the 718 Cayman GT4 RS with Weissach package. The coloured ring on the dial is in Arctic Grey and the decorative stitching on the leather strap is in Dark Sea Blue. The rotor configuration of the Weissach package is based on the design and colours of the sports car wheel.

The unique connection between wearer and watch is brought even closer with a personalised engraving of up to 12 characters on the case back.

In selected markets* the Chronograph 718 Cayman GT4 RS can be personalised even further: That way, the timepiece does not just bear the unmistakable Porsche signature, but also that of its owner. Two different case colours – black or titanium – and two bezel types are available. The individual ring can be chosen to match the colour of the car. Of course, the GT4 RS-specific watch strap made of black vehicle leather and black Race-Tex with ‘GT4 RS’ debossing and decorative stitching in Arctic Grey or Dark Sea Blue is also available. In addition, other straps made of genuine Porsche interior leather are available in different colours or in titanium, so that the Chronograph can be adapted to suit any occasion and its owner’s personal taste. Once successfully configured, each user receives an individual code that can be used to order the timepiece at any authorized local Porsche centre, exclusively for Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS customers.

* The configurator is available in Germany, the United Kingdom, the U.S. and Switzerland. Edition: 11/2021.

Always at the forefront: our history.

“If we wanted something, we had to make it ourselves.” This motto, from founder and designer Prof. F. A. Porsche, remains the driving force behind everything we do. Just like his ambition to not just create something new, but also something revolutionary – and combine the highest aesthetic standards with unbeatable performance and precision craftsmanship. The result is watches that extend the fascination of Porsche far beyond the road. To your wrist.

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS

NEDC: Fuel consumption combined: 12.3 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined 281 g/km

WLTP: Fuel consumption combined: 13.2 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined 299 g/km

Source: René Staud